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about oakland. well, not only is violence bad, but racial discrimination in oakland is so bad recently a mother said this. >> i'm sad and scared to be having a black boy in oakland. >> cenk: she'll be joining us on the show as well. and then finally, in texas you know they were doing the crazy creationism teaching? well, the guy who literally did the movie on that will join us. >> we say on this day, the will be done. >> cenk: some schools in texas are teaching that the universe is missing a day because that's what it says in the bible. we'll try to figure that out on the show tonight. it geese time. >> cenk: welcome to "the young turks." obviously big hearings on gun control today in the senate. gabby giffords came in when she was not expected to, and of course had emotional testimony. and while her husband was testifying we had another shooting. three people shot in phoenix over a dispute, and the list goes on and on. and we had police chiefs coming in saying let's do something about gun control. guess who was not moved by any of this? of course wayne lap
far this year. that's almost one a day. five of them were killed. in oakland california, there have been 13 homicide since sandy hook. today the police were unable to break down how many of those in oakland from shootings but we do know from over the past weekend 11 people were wounded in gun violence. and last friday four people died in oakland shootings over the span of six hours. with us now is oakland's congresswoman democrat barbara lee. welcome inside "the war room"." i only wish you were here on set. >> pleased to be with you. >> jennifer: well, let's talk about the gun issue first because you do represent an area that has been certainly in the crosshairs, if you will, of gun violence. do you expect this latest round of gun safety efforts promoted by the president and vice president, to actually have an impact on urban violence? >> jennifer quite frankly i'm optimistic that we'll be able to move something forward. of course, we know what the political dynamics are here in the house of representatives but i think the american people, and i think every poll has shown since the
-control legislation, because they are way too extreme. and then we have a story about how the city of oakland is spending so much more money on the raiders than they are on cops, and the results that is having. a young mother from oakland says she is afraid to have a young black boy in oakland. and we have a filmmaker that made a movie about how they are crying to create creationism in texas. >> jennifer: wow. sounds like a jam-packed night. all right. we'll be watching at the top of the hour. thanks, cenk. >> thank you. >> jennifer: chuck hagel will face some tough questions tomorrow. he has been nominated for secretary of defense and the neo-cons are not thrilled about the prospect of hagel heading up the military because they are concerned that he won't protect the defense budget from the sharp spending cuts that are expected with the ending of the wars in iraq and afghanistan, and the looming threat of the sequester, those cuts could slash the pentagon's budget -- here is what the pentagon's budget is $553 billion and the sequester would slash that budget by $50
it be sandy hook, chicago, san francisco or oakland, i think that common sense will prevail on this issue. i think the appointment of congressman thompson is a good thing because he is a gun owner. >> jennifer: i agree with you. >> that's a good approach to the whole thing. >> jennifer: there are reasonable gun owners and you have to understand that there is respect that we have to have for the second amendment but rational common-sense gun laws need to prevail. there really has been a huge. of people killed since the you beginning of the year. rahm emmanuel had a press conference announcing what he was going to do, which was to move 200 chicago cops from their desks out to the streets. listen to what he had to say. >> we will continue to move all 200 by march to move them all into the streets to do what i think is a key component, which is to reduce gun violence and gang activity before the flame becomes a fire, put it out. >> jennifer: is more police the answer? >> well, they're doing the same thing in oakland. they had a patrol on the streets of oakland. short-term probably. having--you'r
." this is a memorial for ken harbin in oakland, california. ken was shot friday night a few blocks from his home. jennifer mentioned his death on yesterday's show here about urban violence. his teacher sent us this photo. he says he was gentle well mannered and on his track to graduate. it's a good reminder that gun violence affects us from coast-to-coast, and senseless gun violence continues to happen in america every day. circumstance & the inside analysis. the presidential inauguration this monday morning at 10 eastern only on current tv. but when joint pain and stiffness from psoriatic arthritis hit even the smallest things became difficult. i finally understood what serious joint pain is like. i talked to my rheumatologist and he prescribed enbrel. enbrel can help relieve pain, stiffness, and stop joint damage. because enbrel, etanercept suppresses your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections tuberculosis lymphoma, other cancers, and nervous system and blood disorders have occurred. before starting
of these veterans either. cut va benefits absolutely slice them to the bone. all right. patrice out in oakland, california. >> caller: happy new year to you. this is an acceptable bill. this is the best that could be done at this point, but you know something, we knew that they were an obstructionist congress. we knew this from the very beginning, but this goes back to 2010 like i told my cousin. when liberals decided to sit out the election and let the tea party get in there, what do you expect to happen? this is why elections matter. hopefully we learned our lesson for 2014. when the next midterm elections come up, we know what we're dealing with now. if we get more democrats in congress we won't have to worry about this mess. >> bill: that's an excellent point. i had this discussion with my family too over the holiday. one of my cousins was saying it is really good for the country not to have one party in charge. and, you know, in theory that may be true, but not with this gong of republicans. >> caller: definitely not. and as far as boehner is concerned, he is finished,
that. seeing what he did in oakland and i was a fan of the progressive talk radio show he did for awhile, it is interesting to see, i know he's irritated a lot of our friends in california. he's cut funding. i have friends who have handicapped children who are not fans of his because of his cuts. they've made a stronger, healthier economy. he seems to have proven his own point. we will see. >> we shall see. >> john: who else is on the phone? >> we've got gary in washington. >> john: i've been waiting so long. gary, you're here to talk about my favorite subject of the week, harry reid. >> caller: yeah, i would like to know where he comes from. i thought he was a progressive. this guy he caved with mcconnell -- >> john: you might want to lower the volume on your radio. can you do that? >> caller: just a second. >> john: i don't like hearing myself on a good day. >> let's go to the next person. >> john: is he gone? we lost him. sorry, gary, we're gone now. john in california, you're calling about gays. >> hey john. >> caller: hi. i'm still here. i'm ready. okay. i was watching c-
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